Friday, June 9, 2017

Blog Tour: Ruckus by LJ Shen

Title: Ruckus
Series: Sinners of Saint #2
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2017

"This series is one of the best I've read all year" - Angie, Angie's Dreamy Reads
"LJ Shen delivers and then some. I am loving this series." - Kylie Scott New York Times Bestseller
"It's unpredictable, raw, emotional, and edgy- pure chaos contained in a beautiful package." - TJ Loves Books
"LJ Shen just wrote her best love story ever!" - DD's Boom Room


They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They're right.
No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.
He is my forbidden, shiny apple.
The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.
He is also my sister's ex-boyfriend.
One thing you should know before you judge me;
I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.
Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.
Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.


They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.
She sets my mind on fire.
All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.
In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius.
Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.
This time, I fucking dare it to try.
Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.
Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.

And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.

4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I really love this series and I think that Dean may just be my favorite hero.  There was something about him that I just loved.  He was a complete douche at times and even in the opening scene to the book you want to hate him, but you can’t and I will explain why in a second.

Dean is young and rich and a complete player.  He goes from one woman to the next, sometimes two in one night.  He is not the relationship kind of guy at this point in his life, but I think it has to do with the one woman that he has wanted but could never have.  Dean and Rosie have known each other since high school, when he dated her sister.  Yes you rad that correctly.  But trust me there is no issue here with the past because right now it is all about Rosie and how much Dean wants her.  What we see is just how connected these two are and how in a way they always have bee.  Rosie has loved Dean from afar, never admitting her feelings to him or anyone else.  She has her reasons, not believing that they should be together.  Dean has accepted it over the years, his reasons for being a man whore, but he is done.  He wants her and he will make her see just how much. 

This is why I loved Dean. He wanted Rosie, he knew how good they would be together, and how connected they really were.  And he went for it.  He chased after her until he made her his.  He protected her, loved her and cared for her.  He knew her issues and did not care.  She is the only woman that he has ever wanted for more than just one night, the only woman that he could see himself in a relationship with, and by God he was going to make it happen.  He can be an ass at times but deep down he really is a loveable person who has a heart.

I really loved Rosie and completely understand her reasons for pushing Dean away.  But she deserved to be happy.  I loved her attitude, I loved how she knew how to handle Dean and while she was in love with him, she was still a very strong woman.  I felt for her at times given the way she was treated by her parents or how they looked at her.  But she was a fighter and wanted to be independent and live her life. 

Dean and Rosie were two characters that were just perfect together.  They understood each other and were just meat to be.  This series is fantastic and while this can be read as a stand alone I do suggest reading Defy and Vicious first.

L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.

Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)

She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.


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